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the progressive promise of america, expanding its greatness to all of us. it was the dream of dr. martin luther king. and late this afternoon, president obama paused before the bust of martin luther king in the capital rotunda. a historic president paying tribute to the man who made that history possible. 50 years after the march on washington, 150 years after the emancipation proclamatioproclam president obama begins his second term, recommitting the nation to our founding ideas with liberty and justice for all. >>> joining me now is former congressman barney frank, democrat from massachusetts and melissa harris perry, host of "the melissa harris perry show" here on msnbc. >>> chairman frank, i mean, this was an amazing day. and the inaugural parade is still going on. the president is watching from his viewing stand. and when you look at his speech today, i sat there and listened. a lot of people were surprised at how he took on some issues and really raised a new page in american history in terms of where he felt the future of this country should go, chairman frank? >> i think it was an entir
♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. this is "viewpoint." thank you for spending your martin luther king jr. holiday with us. president obama marked his second inauguration at president with a speech that was less lofty and a lot of more lefty than his first time around. after taking the oath of office from chief justice john roberts mr. obama outlined a wish-list of progressive policies and programs for the next four years and called for collective action to put them in practice. >> obama: now more than ever we must do these things together as one nation and one people. we the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. we believe that america's prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. we must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of healthcare and the size of our deficit. but we reject the belief that america must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. we will respond to the threat of cli
and in many of martin luther king's speeches. people talk about kennedy's inaugural about swords and switchbacks. it's a technique that worked brilliantly for john f. kennedy but i think the president had caught the aura of dr. king today quite well. >> pelley: and this day being inauguration day and martin luther king day all at the same time. doug, thanks very much. cbs news live coverage of the inauguration of president obama will continue from washington in just a moment. [ male announcer ] nearly sixteen million people visit washington dc every year. some come to witness... some to be heard. we come to make an impact. to learn from leaders... and to lead others. to create... and create change. we are the george washington university... we come to make history. your doctor will say get smart about your weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with
kicks off the second term on martin luther king day. today and inauguration day special. we will air highlights from last ides' peace ball including naacp president benjamin jealous. >> the challenge for our country is never to see the day when a person of color would be president, nor the challenge for our country was to ensure that it would be safe for it to i hae -- happen again and again. >> we'll also hear from the legendary poet son the sanchez, ralph nader, sweet honey and the rock, and angela davis. >> let me say this time around we cannot subordinate our aspirations and our hopes to presidential agenda. >> we will look at big money behind the inauguration. four years ago president obama refused to accept corporate donations, but this year exxonmobil, at&t, christoph are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. -- microsoft are among the biggest backers of today's festivities. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the teenage gunman is in custody after allegedly killing five members of his family in new mexico on satur
of martin luther king and abraham lincoln. this is martin luther king day. we celebrate that, as well. the second time a president has been inaugurated on martin luther king day. about 800,000 people will be there on the mall. a little bit smaller than four years ago. but no less buoyant. a lot of smiling faces out there. we hear the choir of p.s. 22 in staten island. >> they are the largest choir in staten island. and i believe they are fifth graders. let's listen to them for a second. ♪ don't pay no mind to the feeling, until you feel it ♪ >> we love the caps. we love the swaying this morning. we've been thinking to ourselves, a second inauguration is typically not as -- not as surprising as the first inauguration. but nonetheless, it rededicates this country to big ideas. and the person who has to do it in his speech, walking up to the podium, is the president. we saw the first family walking in to st. john's church earlier this morning. >> they're at that worship service right now. there they are, right there, just before they walked into st. john's episcopal church, across th
't believe that now there's a monument to martin luther king on the mall. and that an african-american president is being -- is being elected and for her, she said the most humble tone, these were dreams that were dangerous to even articulate when i was growing up and now i'm seeing america in that way. this is the beauty of this day. you have the president being inaugurated at a time that coincides with martin luther king's birthday. and it's a good reminder that as tough as things seem, bob, as difficult and challenging of a moment we should in american history, this idea that we are a country that is constantly evolving and changing and the president has a chance to make some incredible history now. immigration reform i think is going to be strong. i think he can find a note of unity on gun safety. here you have a nation where over 80% of gun owners believe in things like universal background checks and closing secondary markets. this gives the president the arc of the moral universe and bending it to justice and showing that this country is strong at the core. >> mr. mayor
the goals. >> the goals of -- i'm sure he'll bring in martin luther king and the goals that he shares with him and with the country. and trying to get congress to work together to pass all the initiatives. >> marcela, you have the whole list ticked off in your head there. thank you so much for the work that you're doing today. everyone, we're back to work. say back to work. back to you. >> robin, thanks very much. everyone is due to arrive here at the capitol less than two hours from now. at this moment, he's beginning the start of his second term in prayer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is outside st. john's church. that's right near the white house. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is on the national mall. brianna, let's go to you first. tell us what's going on. what is about to happen? >> reporter: hi there, wolf. i am across from the church where president obama and mrs. obama are inside sitting, not in the traditional president's pew, but in the first row, as is the vice president and his family, and i want to show you, if this bus will move behin
to the man on whose holiday this inauguration falls. >> martin luther king. >> martin luther king, because that is really what can make obama stand out. it was what made people excited about him in the first inauguration was this moment in history. it's yet another moment in history, and it comes on the 50th anniversary of the march on washington, the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation. >> it's interesting, he's going to be taking the oath on lincoln's bible and martin luther king's bible. >> if i were him i would pay attention to one of the best inaugural speeches at the time which is i think not exactly the same but most similar was 1865. >> lincoln's second term. >> lincoln's speech used the word "i" one time. >> setting the bar very high. >> but i think we are at probably in this country at one of the most divisive polarized times we've had since the civil war and in that speech lincoln talked about we both pray to the same god, malice towards none, charity for all, and all of that, and i think this president, which i don't think will do, should come with a sense of hum
time the president had his inauguration on the celebration of martin luther king, jr. and it's actually a ceremonial event. the 20th amendment to the constitution mandates that newly elected mandates take place on january 20th and several times that happened on the sunday. and followed by the pomp and pageantry on the following monday. >> both president obama and vice president biden took their official oaths of office why yesterday. >> i barack hussein obama swear -- >> supreme court justice john roberts swore in the first family. justice sotomayor did the honor at the vice president's residence at the united states naval observe tore in washington. >> and both families attended a church service at the episcopal church directly opposite the white house. moments ago the limousine carrying the obamas and the bidens arrived at the capital after the 12 block trip up pennsylvania avenue from the white house. >> joining us, our news hour regular column younist mark shields and new york sometimes columnist mark brooks. >> big day, gwen. it is a big day. it lacks the inherent drama and expense
to honor the reverend martin luther king jr. on january the 19th, gun rights activists have announced that they will mark gun appreciation day two days before the president's inauguration. urging gun owners to turn out en masse at gun vendors with signs reading, hands off my guns. their latest contribution to curbing gun violence in america. let's get right to our panel. here in new york is msnbc contributor joy reid, who is also the managing editor of thegrio.com and in washington larry ward of gun appreciation day. mr. ward, can i begin with you? >> of course. >> you've said that the president wants to gut the second amendment. what specifically has this president done during his first four years in office to undermine your gun rights? what has he done? >> well, absolutely nothing. >> thank you. >> and the truth is he had to run for re-election, but what he said was -- and i believe joe biden guaranteed that they would pass sweeping gun control legislation by the end of the month. >> but, in fact, as you know, he promised when campaigning in 2008 to reinstate the 1994 ban on assault
or to be doing in washington. the inauguration is on dr. martin luther king's birthday. >> the 21st of january. through four days prior on the 17th, we will be at george washington university for a live symposium on c-span and pbs and on public radio. we're talking specifically about how we get this president -- demanding, in fact, that he call a white house conference on the eradication of poverty. to his credit, the first thing he did four years ago when elector was on the lilly ledbetter. were demanding out what he called immediately on what has come for the on the eradication of poverty. let's craft a national plan to cut poverty and half in 10 years, to move toward eradicating it in 25 years. this is not a skill problem, it's a will problem. do we have the will to do this? if he wants to aim for the fences, if he wants to be a great american president, if he wants to leave behind a legacy -- and we read in the new york times from all his private talks with these his store and said that is what it wants to do, leave a legacy of the great transformational president -- we say take on the iss
will be shorter and smaller than president obama's first inaugural. but because it falls on the martin luther king holiday, organizers say attendance monday may be higher than for any other second inauguration. published estimates indicate the private fundraising goal for the festivities is about the same as 2009 when $53 million was raised. four years ago, individual donations were capped at $50,000 per person. this year, the presidential inaugural committee, or p.i.c., is accepting unlimited contributions from both individuals and corporations. p.i.c. c.e.o. and president stephen kerrigan told the newshour about the theme, "our people, our future," as the clock behind him ticked down to monday. >> the president started his campaign back in 2007, really, it started with a conversation with people all across the country about how we can collectively move this country forward. and he has kept that up through his administration and throughout the second campaign, because he really believes that our people are the future of the country and the strength of our country. you know, he's watched the grit
quoting-- and if he isn't, i am-- martin luther king's statement "the moral arc of the universe bends slowly but it bends towards justice." in the first term, president obama did bend that moral arc. he got health insurance, peace of mind for more than 30 million people. the bill may be floored but it's passed. in the second term i see a sort of differently. everyone's attacking the moral arc of justice-- social security medicare, everyone's saying we have to cut it back. that's the great safety net for the american people. i almost see him as a defender. he has to defend social security and medicare in a fiscally responsible way. >> rose: inaugural day 2013, assessment by journalists and looking forward with historians when we continue. >> rose: today barack obama was sworn in for a second time as president of the united states. it was a cold and sunny day in washington. close to a million people came to the inauguration. they came to celebrate and see history. they included former presidents clinton and carter but not president george w. bush and george h.w. bush his father be
claiming that they are the martin luther kings in this civil rights fight. >> if a lot of african-americans back in the '60s had guns and the legal right to use them for self-defense, do you think they would have needed selma? if john lewis had had a gun, would he have been beat upside the head on the bridge? >> i have to tell you -- >> karen, listen, this is disgusting. first of all, it's not original -- >> rush is now -- it sounds like he's trying to be a member of the black panthers. this is ridiculous. >> well, there's that irony as well. but it's not original. he's taking it from the comments from the other right wing nut job who was talking about if slaves had guns. first of all, there are plenty of shotgun owners during the civil rights era, but to reduce john lewis' service to this country and the civil rights movement and the black experience and the overall american experience in this country to him getting beat upside the head is disgusting and offensive. this is a man who served his country through civil rights and through service in the congress. to reduce his life to
ceremony on martin luther king employing bibles by martin luther king and president lincoln. an address down the mall toward lincoln's memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech. to spell out the country his vision for the next four years. it is america's quadrennial celebration of the office of the presidency, the orderly transition of power, the luminaries, the singers, the salutes, the speech, the pomp, the circumstance, the second inauguration of president barack obama starts right now. >>> welcome to washington. it is chilly but frankly bearable outside as the country prepares to celebrate the peaceful maintenance of power, the transferns of power from the first term administration of president barack obama to his second term administration. the president was officially sworn in by chief justice john roberts yesterday at the blue room at the white house as the first lady and the obama daughters looked on. but in the little less than two hours the president will affirm that oath before a much larger crowd with 100% more pomp and an equal proportion of circumstance. we have
men were last seen running north on martin luther king avenue. both female victims treatedenin. >> a vigil for a teenager hit and killed last week, she was crossing new york avenue and 1st street northwest. she had a green light. the driver hit her and took off. jackson died onsaturday. >> could be a rough commute heading into the district on wisconsin avenue. a water main broke there, 6:00 in friendship heights. erica gonzalez on the scene with a look at just how long the southbound lanes might be closed. erica. >> reporter: crews from the washington suburban sanitary commission are here. they tell us that this check this out. look at this break. look at the road. this is liable to happen again and again. because of the ground freezing. thawing out. and then this happening. we want to show you video, what happened a few hours ago. this is the scene on wisconsin avenue. water bubbling up on to the road. the cars straight through. the street has been closed. starting at cumberland. and exiting into bethesda. that's what you will run into. looking at a 10 x 12 foot wide hole here
, that a presidential inauguration has taken place on martin luther king day. the first time, don, was when you were there in the white house in 1997 for president clinton. let's listen to miss williams. >> let us act upon the meaning that everyone is included. may the inherent dignity and inalienable rights of every woman, man, boy, and girl be honored. may all your people, especially the least of these, flourish in our blessed nation. 150 years after the emancipation proclamation and 50 years after the march on washington, we celebrate the spirit of our ancestors, which has allowed us to move from a nation of unborn hopes and a history of disinfranchised votes to today's expression of a more perfect union. we ask, too, almighty, that where our paths seem blanketed by thorns of oppression and riddled by pangs of despair, we ask for your guidance toward the light of deliverance and that the vision of those who came before us and dreamed of this day, that we recognize that their visions still inspire us. they are a great cloud of witnesses unseen by the naked eye but all around us thankful that their
, martin luther king jr. said the same thing, using different words. instead of collective action he said "we cannot walk alone." in his "i have a dream" speech, the reverend martin luther king jr. said many of our white brothers as evidenced by their presence here today have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with our destiny, that their freedom is bound to our freedom. we can't walk alone. of course, conservatives never much liked dr. king. but conservatives claim an enduring devotion to our founding documents, the declaration of independence, the constitution, even though they have always had trouble believing those founding documents really apply to everyone. so of course, conservatives just hated this. >> we, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. is the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through seneca falls and stonewall, just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great mall, to hear a preacher say we can't walk alone. to hear a king proclaim that
, by activism and blood and above all, from john adams to elizabeth stand ton to martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to a notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than a great republic worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inaugural is, faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with a statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half-built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half-finished dome symbolized a half-divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall go on. so despite the conflict which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 18
by abraham lincoln. one owned by martin luther king jr. those are the two men barack obama cites as his greatest inspirations. he's the fourth president to be sworn in using two bibles. likewise, the entertainment today as has been well documented, beyonce singing the national anthem. james taylor will perform as will "american idol" winner kelly clarkson. she was an outspoken mitt romney supporter now here to celebrate the president's inaugural. i kind of feel like i need extra help. let's make history ourself for the first skype interview in the politically direct coverage of the 2012-2013 campaign season. to the great bill press right there on the ground in washington, d.c. good morning, sir. happy inauguration day. >> bill: hi, john. hi, jennifer. i'm so proud to make history on current tv today. i'm not the only one to do so today. >> jennifer: you're skypeing from the ground so you can give us some perspective. where are you located, bill? >> bill: well, if you are -- president obama standing at the podium, right, look out over the washington mall and you turn your head to the rig
and the travel bible owned by the reverend dr. martin luther king jr., whose birthday we celebrate today. in that speech worry told the president will talk about the need to seek common ground. after the inauguration, he will retire inside with members of the congressional leadership with a traditional luncheon at statuary hall before taking off the on the parade down pennsylvania avenue. the menu, steam lobster, bison and apple pie for dessert. >> lester, thank you. david axelrod is the president's adviser. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how would you describe the inaugural speech? >> the first thing to remember is that this is not a partisan day. this is not a day for one man's celebration. this is a national con sechlt cration. this is a national renewal. he will be speaking about values and principles, not so much about programs and prescriptions and set a direction for the country based on the thing that is unite us. >> inaugural speeches are, by nature, more poetry than prose. he wrote on this day we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, that
heard people just like him who used similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king jr. holiday, because oh, he was somehow a communist. and look, even the senator, you know, he chooses to keep his state office open on mlk day. if you do the research. so i'm just curious to him, is it okay to be celebrating mlk day? is that okay? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king -- >> i'm just checking. >> ron karenga was a violent -- >> what about columbus day, senator? did you keep your office open on columbus day? >> well, we all have our offices open on columbus day. right. >> okay. because some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> oh, but you forgot his history, though. >> benefiting from america today -- >> yeah, i think if you asked a lot of native americans they'd be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up -- >> sena
use similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king, jr. holiday because he was somehow a communist and look even the senator, he chooses to keep his office open on mlk day, if you do the research. i'm curious to him is it okay we celebrate mrk day? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king is -- >> i'm just checking. >> did you keep your office open on columbus day, senator? >> isn't there a big difference? >> did you keep your office open on that day? columbus day? >> we have our offices open on columbus day. >> some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> but you forgot his history -- >> i think if you ask a lot of native americans they would be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up being. >> you can't pick and choose. you can't pick and choose. i'm curious. should we celebrate valentine's day? that was cre
.com. >>> the inauguration comes on martin luther king day. 47 years since the death of doctor king. the first african-american president takes office for his second term. joining me in the studio, reverend jesse jackson, founder of the rainbow push coalition. a pleasure. >> thank you. >> thank you for being here. let's talk about dr. king and the perspective of what i said, 45 years since his death, but we have an african-american president for the second time taking office. give me your thautsds on that. >> there's immense pride in that. the fact is, for 244 years we were in slavery, the emancipation proclamation, jim crow, only free since 1966, from selma, alabama, really, to washington is quite a journey. the steps that he'll take the oath of office was built by ancestors who were enslaved, about 170 miles from jamestown, first landed in 1609. a lot ofs h s hahistory and loo across at the dr. king statue and lincoln memorial. the emancipation. a lot of stuff going down. i think dr. king, planning a poor people's campaign. beyond the issue of slavery, and segregation and the right to vote is access
to elizabeth katie stanton to martin luther king by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than than a great republican worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inauguration is face in america's future. the per fengt embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome, and capping it with a statute of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a halt-built eye sore. conventional wisdom that it should be left unfinished until the war ended give the financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, the half finished dome simple bollized the half divided nation. lincoln said, if people see the capitol going on, it is a sign we intend the union shall on. and so despite the conflict with which engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continued to rise. on december 2nd, 1862 within the statute of freedom, a woman was placed a
then got off the bus and ran north on martin luther king avenue. both women are expected to be okay. >>> dozens of candles now sit on the side of the road where a teen died last week. family and friends held a vigil for tarsha jackson last night. the 16-year-old was trying to cross new york avenue at 1st street in northwest last friday when she was hit by two cars. the driver of the second car did not stop. jackson died at the hospital the next day. police are still investigating that accident. >>> in the day ahead, prince george's county police will add more officers on patrol. beginning tonight the department will add 125 officers on the streets to help in the narcotics squad gang unit traffic enforcement and other special teams. the officers will focus on certain areas as part of its transforming neighborhoods initiative. it is part of a month-long initiative to cut crime and get guns off county streets. >>> the virginia supreme court reversed a judge's ruling on negative online reviews. yesterday the state's highest court threw out the injunction issued in fairfax county last mo
this with grace and dignity, like dr. martin luther king jr.. he said the most persistent question is -- what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. it should bring in our ears for his birthday weekend. regardless of our differences, we have the same dreams for a better life for our children and grand children. i hope they can go up in the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. the united states of america. >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, president obama begins his second term, sunday, the official swearing-in ceremony at the white house before noon eastern. coverage include your phone calls and a look at the 2009 inaugural address and then the public ceremony with the swearing in at noon eastern and other festivities, including the luncheon and the afternoon parade. coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span radio and c- span.org. join the conversation on facebook.com/c-span. >> new features including video feeds from our c-span crew, on demand of the major events, individual -- visual blog page of behind-the-scenes phot
in the past who have faced tougher challenges than this with grace and dignity. like dr. martin luther king unit. dr. king once said life's most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others? it is a good word for all of us. regardless of our differences, we all have the same dreams for a better future for our kids and grandkids. i pay my children will grow up your -- with your children in an asian they can enjoy the freedom that has uniquely been the united states of america. >> i do solemnly swear -- >> this weekend, the 57 presidential inauguration. president obama begins his second term dairy sunday, the official ceremony at the white house, live shortly before noon. monday, the public inaugural ceremonies with the swearing in at noon eastern at the u.s. capitol and other inaugural festivities, including the capitol luncheon and afternoon trade. but all that coverage begins at 7:00 a.m. eastern time on c- span. throughout the day, the conversation by phone, on facebook and don twitter -- and on twitter. >> throughout inauguration day, our web site will have added featu
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